Course Start DatesFriday 24th April 2020
About the Course
Learn the techniques necessary to design and create your own stained glass 'leaded light' panels. Learn how to design workable patterns, cut glass and leading and soldering techniques. Materials for the second panel will be charged at cost price.
By the end of the course you will be able to
design patterns suitable for stained glass leaded lights
handle and cut glass confidently
cut, shape and solder lead
have a good understanding of how colour and texture of glass can be used to enhance your designs
Class format and activities
There is an emphasis on practical learning through the creation of your own stained glass panels. After looking at and discussing examples and samples, the teacher will demonstrate techniques of designing patterns, cutting glass and lead, and how to build your panels. You will then produce a small panel to practise all the techniques. Following that, you will design a second panel to make during the remainder of the course. Throughout the course, the teacher will work with students in groups and one-to-one at the different stages of the process
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have some previous knowledge but would like further guidance and/or practise.
What you need to know before you enrol
The course involves standing for most of the processes. The studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. Although suitable safety equipment is provided to everyone we do not recommend this course if you are pregnant. Appropriate Health and Safety guidance will be given throughout the course.
What you will need for your class
You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals); An apron; It would also be helpful to bring; Sketchbook/ notebook A4, Pencils/ coloured pencils/ pens; Marker pen (Pilot Sign pen is good). After making your initial small panel , you will need to pay for glass, lead and solder, which will be available at cost price in the class. This cost is likely to be around £15 depending on the size of your work and the type of glass used
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